We are a high quality food retailer situated in the Vale of York on the A166 between Gate Helmsley and Stamford Bridge. Our motto ‘Fewer Food Miles – More Farm Yards’ encompasses everything we stand for. We pride ourselves on our 'superfresh' homegrown produce.

    A great day out for all the family... 'pick your own' in the summer, feed the animals, have fun in the children's play area, or simply relax in the landscaped cafe garden. We hope to see you soon. Open 7 days a week.

    Cyclist pit stop

    We are on 'Route 66' and 'Way of the Roses' - the perfect pit stop.

    Tea and Cake

    Treat yourself to an award winning home baked cake and a cuppa

    Cafe open 7 days a week
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    Latest News

    Farmshop and Cafe News -

    A quick update on what is happening at The Balloon

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    What' happening on the farm - 22nd July update -

    Hello, its Farmer Peter here with a quick update o

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    PYO Gooseberries -

    We are pleased to say that our gooseberries are

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    We are pleased to announce we opened our 'p

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    Opening times over Bank Holiday -

    We are pleased to say that we are open over the

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    PYO Update -

    Due to the recent cold weather our PYO strawber

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    Opening Hours


    9 - 6 Mon - Sun


    9 - 4.30 Mon - Sun